Creative Kāpiti Project:

Kāpiti Arts Trail – 2020.


Project Lead: Jenna-Lea Philpott
Project Status: Complete

In response to concerns raised by numerous visual arts members, we advocated for the  Kāpiti Arts Trail to go ahead if at all possible, noting the reduced lead-in time caused by Covid-19. Now in its 20th year and an iconic community event, we noted the loss of income opportunities for artists earlier in the year and need for the trail to proceed in order to realise our strategic goals to raise sustainable income, strengthen creative practice and diversify and increase audience share and demand.

We noted the important economic development contribution that arts events bring to the whole community, in particular visitor attraction and hospitality and the greater need this year for increased public access to the arts in terms of wellbeing. The Kāpiti Arts Trail is now scheduled to take place November 7 & 8 and November 14 & 15 and we are already looking forward to it!